Weekly Irish property market news and insights – for the industry,by the industry  

🎉 Happy Father’s Day to the dads online this morning – Irish writers on Father’s Day: Rónán Hession, Kevin Power, Donal Ryan, Joseph O’Connor reflect on what it means to be a father in conversation with Arnold Thomas Fanning, who offers his own observations: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/2023/06/18/children-are-meaning-making-machines-irish-writers-on-fathers-day/ 

*And a little something to make you smile today: Midlands Man Becomes Viral Construction TikTok Sensation: https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/midlands-man-becomes-viral-tiktok-sensation/

Before we get stuck into the general property news of the week, below are the local and international stories that might be of particular interest: 

If you missed last week’s round-up, you can catch up here: https://propertydistrict.ie/sunday-roundup/

As always, you might let me know if I have missed out on any relevant property news by emailing  carol@propertydistrict.ie.

(Apologies in advance for any typos, it’s difficult to get good help on a Sunday. Also, I use voice to text dictation so just sound out anything that really doesn’t make sense in a strong rural accent and that should help!)


We are excited to share the growth of iPropertyRadio! What started as #PropertyMatters, a 60-minute weekly show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM over 4 years ago, has now evolved into a global online station for the best construction, urban planning, property and proptech content. Check out our website, iPropertyRadio.com, brought to you by Hear Me Roar Media for live and recorded access to all the week’s built environment news. 

Do you want to have your industry podcast included or be a guest on our shows? Reach out to us at hello@ipropertyradio.com. Last year, we hit a massive 7.5 million targeted digital impressions across our built environment brands and this figure is growing – Q4 2022/Q1 2023 we now have an  average of 765,876 digital impressions each month, not including radio listenership and website visits. Huge thanks to all of you for your continued support!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and check out all of the other real estate and construction shows on  https://ipropertyradio.com/shows/

This week on iPropertyRadio… 


#Property Roundup

How to prepare your home for a sale This week on ‘Property Matters’ on iPropertyRadio, host Carol Tallon is joined by Lorraine Scully, Real Estate Agent & Associate Director at Sherry FitzGerald Galway, to discuss their recent win – Sherry FitzGerald Branch of the Year 2023 Award! Lorraine gives some insiders tips and tricks for how to prepare yourself & your home for the sales market, for example, picking the right sales agent for you, looking at marketing options and maximising the value of your property. Listen back for more!

Watch/ listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/property-matters/


#Proptech Hot Seat

This week on #BreakingGround host Carol Tallon chats to Ciaran Brennan, CEO Livecosts and host of the Time Materials podcast on iPropertyRadio about the company’s recent investment/funding from Nemetschek and their mission of Digital Transformation for SME builders in Ireland, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Watch/ listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/proptech-hot-seat/



The Self-Build Journey This week on #BreakingGround host Carol Tallon chats to Tom and Ana Woods, self builders in Mayo who – following a fruitless property search in and around Dublin – choose to purchase a site with a partially constructed building and are now in the process of turning it into their dream home. They are using direct labour hands – mainly their own, relying heavily on Tom’s dad (warning: self builders listening in will want to borrow Tom’s dad!). They join to discuss why they decided on the journey of self building, issues they ran into turn the pandemic and how they managed escalating construction costs.

Watch back and listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/breaking-ground/

Watch back and listen back to all shows at: https://ipropertyradio.com/shows/

Produced by Katie Tallon, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound https://hearmeroarmedia.com/



  • Prison service apologises for failure to consult with Cork residents on security fence: Residents of two housing estates warned that it won’t prevent people from trespassing in gardens and using the area as a launching point for contraband into the prison https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-41162938.html
  • Tramore’s Public Realm has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Award.  The public realm works were designed by renowned Waterford-based firm DHB Architects in collaboration with Waterford City and County Council. https://www.wlrfm.com/news/tramore-public-realm-award-310491


MMC Ireland National Conference 2023
  • Cork: ‘Docklands as a location to work and live’: Plans unveiled for more than 1300 homes: “Thousands of jobs have already been created in Docklands and it is imperative that residential development runs parallel, otherwise investment momentum will be impacted.”https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41163472.html


  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2023 Irish technology providers for the built environment – From smart design and planning right through to the smart property transaction, where does your Irish-led or Ireland-based proptech  or MMC business sit?  Pease take five minutes to add or update your details to our internationally-shared listing here: SIGN UP HERE: *https://prop-tech.ie/register/ * and email product or service details to hello@prop-tech.ie
  • Proptech Ireland: Ireland’s CONSTRUCTION and REAL ESTATE ESG technologies resource hub. Confused about how and where to start on your ESG journey? Contact us 👉https://prop-tech.ie



  • Council investigating erection of fences on beach in apparent ‘land-grab’ by Sutton residents: It has become an increasingly common practice across Ireland’s beaches but can be ‘catastrophic’ for nature, according to Coast Watch Ireland. https://www.thejournal.ie/sutton-beach-fences-6091811-Jun2023/




Crowd-sourcing answers topical property questions:    

As many of you might know, my annual property book The Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook (since 2011) was rebranded in 2018 and now appears as part of The Property Insider series, published by Oak Tree Press, the first three titles are now published and available here: https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Tallon/

From 2020, the publishers and I wanted to ensure the content remains topical and we are now doing this by crowd-sourcing home buyer and investor queries, with crowd-sourced and editorial team answers. 

Join the Facebook Group here to contribute: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IrishPropertyBuyers/

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